I remember when this trailer went around the first time, I was like you: What's this all about? Timely, though, with the Bishops currently suing about the health care law forcing them in similar ways.One 'big' source of history that Americans haven't fully taken on board is Spain (and, therefore, Mexico). It's well worth learning about, though; I've been reading a lot into it lately, and the more I read, the more I find I want to know. It's almost the untold story of Western civilization: if you know about Rome and Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire, the Crusades and the Black Death and the Renaissance, but you don't know about Medieval Spain and the Reconquista, you're missing something really important. And it only becomes more important after 1492.
It looks good, can't wait to see it.
My father knew about the Cristeros, but then his Bachelors was in Latin American Studies (in the 50's- before it was a joke).
I do vaguely recall hearing about some restrictions on religion in Mexico, and being shocked- and my father explaining to me that there had been severe suppression, but I didn't recall the particulars.I am quite interested in seeing this movie. It certainly is timely- one might say the release timing is providential.
T.R. Feherenbach posited in his history of Mexico that 1) the overlay of Spanish culture over the Native traditions is thinner than Americans think and 2) that much of modern Mexican history is about trying to shift from the rule of a man to the rule of law. He wrote in the 1960s and last revised in the 1980s, before the narcotics trade really began, but he does have a different take on things. LittleRed1
I have no idea what this is about but look forward to reading about it and seeing this film. Am glad to see Andy Garcia in a period piece.
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